Two men arrested by the FBI on suspicion of terrorism in Southern California were charged Friday with conspiring to support ISIS after agents tapping their phones heard them saying it would be “a blessing to fight for the cause of Allah,” according to prosecutors. Nader Elhuzayel, 24, from Anaheim, was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport with a one-way ticket to Tel Aviv, with a stop in Istanbul, Turkey, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Central District of California.
Elhuzayel admitted to agents after his arrest that he had no intention to continue to Israel but planned to “travel to the Islamic State, pledge allegiance to ISIL (ISIS), and defend ISIL against attackers,” according to the complaint. Investigators have also found that Elhuzayel expressed his support on social media for Elton Simpson, one of the two men killed in a shootout with police after trying to attack an event in Garland, Texas, earlier this month, the complaint said. Elhuzayel lauded the attempted attack on Twitter and said Simpson was a martyr, according to the complaint. Neither suspect is accused of plotting attacks in the U.S.
In the meantime, the borders remain open, “immigrants” continue to flock in, etc.